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Jamaica Police Probe Scotiabank ATM Explosion

Local reports say Jamaica police have confirmed that a man sustained injuries in an explosion at the automated teller machine (ATM) section of a Scotiabank branch in Port Antonio, Portland, Saturday...

Senior Jamaica Cop Urges Harsher Laws For Corrupt Police Officers

Jamaica's Deputy Police Commissioner, Dr. Kevin Blake, believes corrupt members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) should pay a higher price than other perpetrators. " I wish we had stronger legislation, separate...

Parent Beats Up Security Guard At Jamaica Primary School

On Monday, the parent of a student attending a primary school in Jamaica beat up a security guard at the Corinaldi Primary School in St James, local reports say. According to Jamaica...

Jamaica To Attain Full Independence. PM Says: “We’re Moving On!”

Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness used the occasion of a courtesy visit Tuesday by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to signal his country's independence aspirations. Citing unresolved issues, the Jamaica leader...

Another global gold award for The UWI

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, February 4, 2022—The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has won another gold international award for its branding and marketing. “Positioning the University’s reputation and...

Gang Feud Suspected In Jamaica Triple Homicide

Jamaica Observer:- The Trelawny police have theorised that Friday morning's bloodbath which left three residents, including two females dead and three others hospitalised, is the result of a St James war...

Jamaica Records 72 Murders In 15 Days

Jamaica Observer:- The latest statistics from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have revealed that 72 murders were committed in the first two weeks of 2022. This figure represents a 24 per cent increase...

Jamaica: Autistic Boy, 9, Found With Throat Slashed

Jamaica Observer:- Questions still swirled up to late Thursday night about the gruesome murder of nine-year-old Gabriel King, which has not only shocked the nation, but has left a top lawman in...

Jah Cure Remanded Until March 8

Jamaica Observer:- After a two hour hearing today, reggae singer Jah Cure was remanded once again until March 8 when the trial, the substantive hearing into his attempted murder case in Amsterdam,...

Jamaica Ends 2021 With 1,463 murders

Jamaica Observer:- PRELIMINARY numbers by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have shown 1,463 murders committed across the island last year. This was 132 or almost 10 per cent above the murder total...

Five Injured In Jamaica Due To New Year’s Gun Salutes

Jamaica Observer:- Police say at least five people were injured in separate incidents as a result of gun salutes to ring in the new year on Saturday morning. The incidents occurred in...

Jamaica Police Thwart Triple Murder Plot

A multi-agency operation disrupted a plot to murder three persons and seized an assortment of guns, ammunition, and police paraphernalia, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says. According to the JCF, investigators took...

Ten-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead In Jamaica

Jamaica Observer:- A 10-year-old girl was shot and killed by unknown assailants in Central Kingston early this morning. She has been identified as Jezariah Tyrell, a student of Fleet Street, Kingston. Reports from the...

Jamaica: Elderly Couple Perish In Christmas Day Fire

Jamaica Observer:- Police here are confirming the death of an elderly couple in a fire which destroyed their dwelling early Christmas morning on Lover's Lane in New Town, Black River. Deputy Superintendent Rohan...

Jamaica Records First Case Of Omicron Variant

CMC News:- Jamaica recorded its first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic after a traveller who returned to the United Kingdom after a short stay in Jamaica tested...

Jamaica Police Charge 55 Year Old Man For Murder Of 6-Year-Old

Jamaica police have laid a murder charge against a man accused of handling an illegal weapon resulting in the fatal shooting of a six-year-old girl. The incident occurred on Monday on Text...

Murder Accused Reportedly Offered Cash To Jamaica Police To Prevent Extradition To Saint Lucia

Jamaica Observer:- Determined not to be extradited to St Lucia to answer murder and gun charges, 27-year-old Orville Purnell of Belgium Road, Buff Bay in Portland, made an offer of $3 million to...

Jamaica PM Advocates Death Penalty For Illegal Guns

Jamaica Observer: (Sun Nov 28, 2021) -  KINGSTON, Jamaica- Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he believes that criminals convicted for illegal possession of a firearm should be put to death for...

Jamaica: Naked Man Shot Dead After Killing Mother, Stealing Vehicle

Jamaica Gleaner:- A man believed to be of unsound mind who allegedly murdered his 46-year-old mother in Greater Portmore, St Catherine, was fatally shot early Tuesday after going on a rampage in...

COVID-19: Jamaica Administers Over One Million Vaccine Doses

Jamaica announced that on Sunday, it had administered over one million COVID-19 vaccine doses. The Ministry of Health recalled that the authorities had set a November 30 timeline to achieve the goal. Prime...

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